ALLENTOWN, Pa. - With the snow coming the people of the Lehigh Valley are buying those last minute supplies. And that is music to some local businesses' ears.
Most of the people 69 News spoke to aren't too worried about the snow. Either way, they are doing their part to prepare.
Ann Marie Clewell and her husband Don from Allentown were one of many to come to the Weis Market on South Cedar Crest Boulevard in Allentown Friday. The Clewell's aren't overly concerned about the snow coming Saturday, unlike others.
"It's a little crazy at times. They probably buy more than they need," Don said.
Judy Heyward also from Allentown said the same thing.
"I think it's ridiculous. They're buying up all the bread and milk. How long do you think you're gonna be in the house?" Heyward said.
Jim Sentiwany, who runs the store, has been in the supermarket business for decades so he gets it.
"Every time they call for a little bit of snow, it's like the end of the world so as long as they get their milk, eggs and bread they're fine," Sentiwany said.
The same can be said for Griffin Daly and the folks at Albright's Hardware & Garden Center.
"Any type of threat of weather definitely increases our business here for sure," Daly said.
The good news is, because there hasn't been a lot of winter weather, the store is fully stocked with supplies. Daly is hoping this isn't the last rush.
"There's plenty of winter left and plenty of time for snow and some inclement weather," Daly said.
If you haven't seen the workers already, you will on Saturday when PennDOT gets on the roads for the winter storm.
"We will be plowing, putting down material after we plow and then with that sleet and freezing rain, late tomorrow into the evening tomorrow night, we'll probably be still putting the material out overnight tomorrow night into Sunday morning," PennDOT spokesman Ron Young said.
Young says if you don't have to travel, stay home. But if you do decide to get out be aware of your surroundings.
"Don't follow our trucks closely. Leave that buffer of six car lengths between our trucks and your vehicle," Young said.